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Old 02-23-2009, 11:48 AM
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Bluray question

I am looking to purchase a SageTV setup as follows:

1 custom built HTPC that will be placed in a closet somewhere running SageTV software.
2 SageTV HD Theaters that will be hooked up to my two TVs.
100mbps Ethernet to connect the Theaters to the HTPC

My questions is if I have a Bluray player in my HTPC, will I be able to watch the disc from any TV? I searched through the forums, but I couldn't really find a clear answer. Most setups I saw said yes you can, by using PowerDVD or some such, but that seemed to me just a one HTPC hooked to one TV setup thing. I want to see if I could watch the Bluray through the extenders (saving me from purchasing multiple Bluray players)

Also as a side question will the lack of Gigabit ethernet be a problem for HD content?

Thanks for any advice
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:56 PM
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this thread will walk you through how to rip your BluRay's to the hard disk, and watch them via the extenders.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:07 PM
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this thread will walk you through how to rip your BluRay's to the hard disk, and watch them via the extenders.
Thank you for your reply, but I was more interested in a method that did not require ripping. I did not want to rip every dvd I rented kinda thing. I understand there might be a issue with this due to security constraints on the Bluray discs, but I am not sure I really understand whats involved.
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Ripping is the only way to play them on your extenders.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:13 PM
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Ripping is the only way to play them on your extenders.
Ah, well that would explain why I couldn't find a tutorial on the subject. Thanks for your response.
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Thank you for your reply, but I was more interested in a method that did not require ripping. I did not want to rip every dvd I rented kinda thing. I understand there might be a issue with this due to security constraints on the Bluray discs, but I am not sure I really understand whats involved.
You can playback regular DVDs without ripping, but not Blu-Ray. I have a drive on my PC shared across the network, AnyDVD loaded, and Sage Configured with that share as a video library folder. Works fine for DVD, though it doesn't recognize disks immediately. Won't work for Blu-Ray though.
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